Maude Jacquot

Maude Jacquot

Researcher in molecular epidemiology

Unité Adaptation et Santé des Invertébrés Marins (PDG-RBE-ASIM)

+33 (0)5 46 76 26 82

Employer : Ifremer

Site : La Tremblade

Postal address : Station de La Tremblade - Avenue de Mus de Loup - Ronce les Bains - 17390 La Tremblade


ORCID orcid icon : 0000-0001-5945-4689

Research Interests

Infectious diseases are one of the major causes of human and animal morbidity, and they have impacts on the economy, public health, and the environment. By studying the diversity of the pathogens responsible for diseases we can get further insights into their spread and persistence within host communities and among vectors and we may glean valuable information that will aid prevention and control efforts. 

I, therefore, have broad interests in molecular epidemiology and pathogen evolution, phylogeography, spatial and landscape genetics, and disease ecology.

I study evolutionary and epidemiological processes that shape bacterial and/or viral genetic diversity, spanning from studying small-scale transmissions histories and within host and/or vector evolutionary processes (reassortment, recombination and adaptation) to large-scale epidemic processes such as spatial dispersal and demographic variations (phylogeography and phylodynamics).

Research projects I am currently involved in are: SEA-MONITORMoPSeq-DBMODHUSROME and PRIMOYSTER.  

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Currently :

        - Scientific supervision of A. Mesnil (PhD student) - Supervisors: M.A. Travers and D. Destoumieux-Garzon

        - Supervision of Clémentine Battistel (MSc student)

2022: Supervision of Judith Doroy (BSc student)

2021-2022: Supervision of Jean-Christophe Mouren (MSc student)

2019: Member of jury, Bioinformatics MSc, Clermont-Auvergne University


        - Practical work in "Introduction to R" and "Advanced Statistics" courses - University of Glasgow

        - Animation of discussion groups as part of a course on "Diseases ecology" - University of Glasgow

2016: Co-supervision of M. Wallace (MSc student) – Supervisor: R. Biek

2013: Co-supervision of M. Bisseux (MSc student) – Supervisor: X. Bailly



Dotto-Maurel Aurelie, Pelletier Camille, Morga Benjamin, Jacquot Maude, Faury Nicole, Dégremont Lionel, Bereszczynki Maëlis, Delmotte Jean, Escoubas Jean-Michel, Chevignon Germain (2022). Evaluation of tangential flow filtration coupled to long-read sequencing for ostreid herpesvirus type 1 genome assembly . Microbial Genomics , 8(11), 000895 (17p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Jacquot Maude, Wallace Megan A., Streicker Daniel G., Biek Roman (2022). Geographic Range Overlap Rather than Phylogenetic Distance Explains Rabies Virus Transmission among Closely Related Bat Species . Viruses-basel , 14(11), 2399 (13p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Doroy Judith (2022). Optimisation d'un protocole d'extraction d'ADN de tissus de mollusques inclus en bloc de paraffine . Rapport d'activité professionnelle. CNAM Rhône-Alpes / ESTBB .
Delmotte Jean, Pelletier Camille, Morga Benjamin, Galinier Richard, Petton Bruno, Lamy Jean-Baptiste, Kaltz Oliver, Avarre Jean-Christophe, Jacquot Maude, Montagnani Caroline, Escoubas Jean Michel (2022). Genetic Diversity and Connectivity of the Ostreid Herpesvirus 1 Populations in France: A First Attempt to Phylogeographic Inference for a Marine Mollusc Disease . Virus Evolution , 8(1), veac039 (14p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Wongnak Phrutsamon, Bord Severine, Jacquot Maude, Agoulon Albert, Beugnet Frederic, Bournez Laure, Cebe Nicolas, Chevalier Adelie, Cosson Jean-Francois, Dambrine Naima, Hoch Thierry, Huard Frederic, Korboulewsky Nathalie, Lebert Isabelle, Madouasse Aurelien, Marell Anders, Moutailler Sara, Plantard Olivier, Pollet Thomas, Poux Valerie, Rene-Martellet Magalie, Vayssier-Taussat Muriel, Verheyden Helene, Vourc'h Gwenael, Chalvet-Monfray Karine (2022). Meteorological and climatic variables predict the phenology of Ixodes ricinus nymph activity in France, accounting for habitat heterogeneity . Scientific Reports , 12(1), 7833 (16p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Mouren Jean Christophe (2022). MoPSeq-DB: une plateforme web pour partager, visualiser et analyser des données de séquences d'agents pathogènes de mollusques . Rapport d'alternance de Master 2, parcours Ingénierie Bioinformatique. Université de Nantes .


Morga Benjamin, Jacquot Maude, Pelletier Camille, Chevignon Germain, Dégremont Lionel, Biétry Antoine, Pepin Jean-Francois, Heurtebise Serge, Escoubas Jean Michel, Bean Tim P., Rosani Umberto, Bai Chang-Ming, Renault Tristan, Lamy Jean-Baptiste (2021). Genomic Diversity of the Ostreid Herpesvirus Type 1 Across Time and Location and Among Host Species . Frontiers In Microbiology , 12, 711377 (13p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Mignotte Antoine, Garros Claire, Dellicour Simon, Jacquot Maude, Gilbert Marius, Gardès Laetitia, Balenghien Thomas, Duhayon Maxime, Rakotoarivony Ignace, de Wavrechin Maïa, Huber Karine (2021). High dispersal capacity of Culicoides obsoletus (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), vector of bluetongue and Schmallenberg viruses, revealed by landscape genetic analyses . Parasites & Vectors , 14(1), 93 (14p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Pascall David J., Nomikou Kyriaki, Breard Emmanuel, Zientara Stephan, Filipe Ana Da Silva, Hoffmann Bernd, Jacquot Maude, Singer Joshua B., de Clercq Kris, Botner Anette, Sailleau Corinne, Viarouge Cyril, Batten Carrie, Puggioni Giantonella, Ligios Ciriaco, Savini Giovanni, Van Rijn Piet A., Mertens Peter P. C., Biek Roman, Palmarini Massimo (2020). "Frozen evolution" of an RNA virus suggests accidental release as a potential cause of arbovirus re-emergence . Plos Biology , 18(4), e3000673 (19p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Jacquot Maude, Rao Pavuluri P., Yadav Sarita, Nomikou Kyriaki, Maan Sushila, Jyothi Y. Krishna, Reddy Narasimha, Putty Kalyani, Hemadri Divakar, Singh Karam P., Maan Narender Singh, Hegde Nagendra R., Mertens Peter, Biek Roman (2019). Contrasting selective patterns across the segmented genome of bluetongue virus in a global reassortment hotspot . Virus Evolution , 5(2), vez027 (14p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Fountain-Jones Nicholas M., Packer Craig, Jacquot Maude, Blanchet F. Guillaume, Terio Karen, Craft Meggan E. (2019). Endemic infection can shape exposure to novel pathogens: Pathogen co-occurrence networks in the Serengeti lions . Ecology Letters , 22(6), 904-913 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Fountain-Jones Nicholas M., Packer Craig, Troyer Jennifer L., Vanderwaal Kimberly, Robinson Stacie, Jacquot Maude, Craft Meggan E. (2017). Linking social and spatial networks to viral community phylogenetics reveals subtype-specific transmission dynamics in African lions . Journal Of Animal Ecology , 86(6), 1469-1482 .
Jacquot Maude, Nomikou Kyriaki, Palmarini Massimo, Mertens Peter, Biek Roman (2017). Bluetongue virus spread in Europe is a consequence of climatic, landscape and vertebrate host factors as revealed by phylogeographic inference . Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences , 284(1864), 20170919 (10p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Jacquot Maude, Abrial David, Gasqui Patrick, Bord Severine, Marsot Maud, Masseglia Sebastien, Pion Angelique, Poux Valerie, Zilliox Laurence, Chapuis Jean-Louis, Vourc'h Gwenael, Bailly Xavier (2016). Multiple independent transmission cycles of a tick-borne pathogen within a local host community . Scientific Reports , 6, 31273 (12p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Vourc'h G., Abrial D., Bord S., Jacquot Maude, Masseglia S., Poux V., Pisanu B., Bailly X., Chapuis J. -L. (2016). Mapping human risk of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the agent of Lyme borreliosis, in a periurban forest in France . Ticks And Tick-borne Diseases , 7(5), 644-652 .


Jacquot Maude, Gonnet Mathieu, Ferquel Elisabeth, Abrial David, Claude Alexandre, Gasqui Patrick, Choumet Valerie, Charras-Garrido Myriam, Garnier Martine, Faure Benjamin, Sertour Natacha, Dorr Nelly, de Goer Jocelyn, Vourc'h Gwenael, Bailly Xavier (2014). Comparative Population Genomics of the Borrelia burgdorferi Species Complex Reveals High Degree of Genetic Isolation among Species and Underscores Benefits and Constraints to Studying Intra-Specific Epidemiological Processes . Plos One , 9(4), e94384 (19p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Jacquot Maude, Bisseux Maxime, Abrial David, Marsot Maud, Ferquel Elisabeth, Chapuis Jean-Louis, Vourc'h Gwenael, Bailly Xavier (2014). High-Throughput Sequence Typing Reveals Genetic Differentiation and Host Specialization among Populations of the Borrelia burgdorferi Species Complex that Infect Rodents . Plos One , 9(2), e88581 (9p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :